Gladiolus caeruleus- A strict endemic of the Fynbos biome. Infact, it only occurs on Limestone outcrops on the West Coast. Development on this scenic coast, is starting to be a real threat to this species' existence.
My mom planted Gladiolus - I guess they did well in the Texas heat. They remind me of her. - Gladiolus (name comes from Latin word for sword): as above. Red colored gladiolus also symbolizes martyrdom (as does a palm branch.